Defending Your Rights After A Railroad Accident
Thousands of commuters and businesses alike rely on Louisiana’s trains to help them or their freight reach their destinations daily. Although there are cost benefits associated with this form of transportation, trains do pose a danger to passengers, railway workers, motorists and pedestrians.
Whether it is the result of malfunctioning equipment or train’s inability to stop quickly, railroad collisions at crossings, on the tracks and within the rail yard occur yearly. If you have been involved in this type of preventable accident, your road to recovery may be long and expensive. At St. Martin & Bourque Attorneys at Law, we are ready to guide you through the legal process so you receive full compensation for your injuries.
Representing Injured Workers
Our team of attorneys has helped injured workers get the financial assistance they deserve after they’ve been hurt on the job in a railroad collision. We know how to use the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) to build strong claims.
Our lawyers are able to represent railroad employees injured as a result of:
- Unsafe work conditions
- Inadequate training
- Poorly maintained tools or equipment
- Long-term exposure to toxic substances such as asbestos
- Other negligent acts
Employers and their insurers know that settling FELA claims is costly. As a result, they will do everything in their power to minimize payouts. Your supervisor may tell you that you do not qualify for benefits if you were partially responsible for causing the train accident that led to your injuries. This is not true. Contact our attorneys today to get honest advice about your options.
Assisting Pedestrians And Passengers
Our lawyers also represent pedestrians and passengers hurt in train accidents throughout the state. We have obtained maximum compensation for clients who were struck at a highway/rail crossing by a railroad maintenance vehicle.
We consistently conduct thorough investigations that strengthen our clients’ version of events, leading to fair settlements and awards. When you work with us, we will tailor our legal strategy according to the circumstances surrounding your accident and will fight to get you the results you deserve.